How lucky do you feel? 25k mintage 1oz silver coin offers the chance at a one-off 5oz gold version

It’s been a stellar year for new bullion releases, with a wider choice than ever, and a high quality maintained across the spectrum. Whether your fancy is nature, history, culture or just something quirky, there’s a bullion coin just for you. Korean dealer Coins Today, has an unusual idea that sits very firmly in the last of those categories.

Asian cultures have a love of gambling that rivals anywhere else on Earth, so what better subject for a coin from the region that luck itself? The design of this one-ounce fine silver bullion coin is a composition of many of the elements associated with the concept of luck around the world. A slot machine is the main focus, but it, and the surrounding space, is replete with such iconic imagery as horseshoes, and four-leaf clovers. We’re not going to say this was something designed primarily for artistic style – this one is about the meaning more than anything else. The obverse of this Niue Island issue is a standard one, depicting Queen Elizabeth II for its main element.

Each of the coins in the 25,000 mintage comes with a small certificate of authenticity that has a serialised number on it. Nothing strange about that, of course, but there’s something a bit special about this one. On 28 March 2020, at 10am Korean time, there will be a live YouTube event in which one serial number of that 25,000 will be drawn to win a prize.

The prize is certainly something pretty desirable. A 60mm diameter, five-ounce fine gold version of the silver coin! Not only that, the mintage of this coin will be just one piece. This is an unusual idea for the bullion market, and assuming the price of the silver coin isn’t too high, there seems little to lose. Whatever your view, come the end of March there’s going to be one very happy stacker.

DENOMINATION $2 NZD (Niue) $1,000 NZD (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 155.5 grams
DIMENSIONS 38.6 mm 60.0 mm
FINISH Bullion Bullion
MINTAGE 25,000 1
BOX / C.O.A. No / Yes Yes / Yes